Wednesday, December 14, 2011

The Name Tag

A few days after my brother passed away, we got his stuff.
And with his stuff, was his name tag.
The one he was wearing when he passed away.

As soon as I saw it, I grabbed it.
It's ovbiously been worn, you can tell it wasn't new.
I kept running my fingers over the indented letters on the front.
I turned it over, and found these stickers.
I asked his mission president's wife about the stickers, and she told me he used them to help teach kids about the Gospel.

I informed my siblings and my parents that I would really like to have it. 
I don't care if I have anything else of Trevor's, I want this name tag.
I wore it the day of the viewing, and again at the funeral, clipped to the bottom of my sweater.
Now it sits on my kitchen counter, on top of a pile of pictures and CD's.
I can see it when I'm cooking dinner, and doing the dishes.
I still pick it up from time to time and run my fingers over the indented letters on the front.
I think about how many times he must have picked it up, and clipped it on his short sleeved, button down, white shirt pocket, and left his apartment to go preach the Gospel he loved so much.
And I turn it over and run my fingers over the worn stickers on the back.
This name tag makes me smile.

5 comments:

Kristy said...

I love it!! Such a beautiful post missy! We still need to do that lunch. I hope you know that I think of you often. Loves and hugs from your mexi friend.

Mindy said...

That's really sweet. I love those stickers. What kid doesn't want to know more about a church that has something to do with Transformers and dogs? It's obvious he was a great missionary.

Ashley Bennion said...

Love it! I think of you often - You are in my thoughts and prayers for sure - I am glad you have it!

The Byers Family said...

Great post! It made me smile ;)

carolee said...

What a treasure to have. I love how he had the stickers on back to help teach little ones.